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AFR Midnight Rambler

AFR Midnight Rambler



2008 marks the 18th year, the winning combination of Ed Psaltis (skipper) and Bob Thomas (navigator), will be together. The duo have sailed together across six boats ranging in size from 30-40ft. AFR Midnight Rambler has been optimised for IRC and achieved multiple divisional wins including a well deserved Blue Water Pointscore Championship in 2006/07, and Short Ocean Point Score champions in the same season.

AFR Midnight Rambler is currently leading the 2008-2009 Blue Water Pointscore with a combination of an old experienced crew and new younger talent.  The owners, the 2006/2007 CYCA Ocean Racers of the Year, have won every offshore race on the East Coast, including the Rolex Sydney Hobart, the Lord Howe Island Race twice, and the Sydney Mooloolaba Race (twice) and were placed 1st in Division C in the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Race (2006). One of the duo’s more memorable wins is their overall win in the 1998 Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

The experienced duo and their crew are looking to build on their successes over the past two seasons.


Competitor Details

Yacht Name AFR Midnight Rambler
Sail Number 8338
Owner Ed Psaltis
Skipper Ed Psaltis (27)
Navigator Bob Thomas (16)
Crew A Taylor (6), C Rockell (9), J Whitfeld (12), D Sharp (5), T Barker, M Ramaley, S Bradwell, P Salisbury
State NSW
Type Farr 40
Designer Bruce Farr
Builder DK Yachts
Construction GRP
LOA 12.41
Beam 3.96
Draft 2.6